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2 Jan 2015

The Year That Was... 2014

The year whizzed by so quickly, I have no idea what hit me.


1)    January was a month full of resolutions that I never even bothered following up after the first week.

2)    February was Typhoid Month. I didn’t tell my mother that I was down and out and was adamant about not going to doctor because I thought it was only a fever. Needless to say, it was a horrible week. And the rest of the month was awash in the pallid discomfort that comes with a serious (relatively) illness.

3)    I don’t even remember March! :O All I remember is how I had to do 50% more every day at work to make up for all the leaves in February :/

4)    April was my Tattoo Month, a dream of 6 years fulfilled. Friends made sure my birthday was extra special, a lovely handmade card changed the relationship equation, resulting in a bond that I sure will do my best to hold on to for the rest of my lifetime. The following weeks also happened to have back to back birthdays as well – all in all ensuring that I had several of those amazing cheesecakes from the aunty on Brunton road. I also blogged every day. Yay me. 

5)    May saw me changing roles. And wishing I hadn’t. While I am proud of what I have achieved so far, I cannot play politics for the life of me and the current set up requires me to. Many a sleepless night battling a conscience and needing to do the right thing was spent, work ethics and principles were tested. What started in May of 2014, has not ended yet; why - maybe cowardice, maybe shrewdness or the lack thereof. Or maybe just the fact that if I up and leave, I'll be broke. Whichever it is, not really good for my sanity.

6)    June was a big, fat blur spent languishing in the heat... Oh, the heat :/ I'm dreading summer of 2015 already, that bad the previous one was.

7)    July was a bigger, fatter blur.

8)    August was the month of gossip. When, as usual, people I thought were friends came out with their own hidden agendas. So there was a lot of we know that they know that we don't know that they know going on around here. Tiresome, nothing less.

9)    By September, most of my friends were either getting married, or having babies, bringing out the incredulous phase of am-I-really-old-enough-to-be-married? No, I don’t have any illusions of being a lithe teenager still, especially not after random children call me ‘aunty’ [-_-] but mental age also has to be taken into account when it comes to marriage and growing up no?

10)     October witness my aerobics fiasco. Needless to say, I decided enough was enough after the month was up and I blocked my trainer’s number to prevent him from ‘motivating’ me into going back. Despite my desire to get back in shape, self-inflicting pain is not my thing. October also witnessed my blog makeover; I decided that starting over can be a good thing to, allows me to set my own pace – something I need for my writing.

11)    November was the month of reading; I got a Kindle and I begrudgingly admit that it is so much more convenient that actual books. Not that I will ever, ever not love the feel and the texture and the sheer pleasure of a printed page, for practical purposes, I think I’m hooked onto the Kindle. Someone give me some ideas to spruce up the cover, though. Boring black.

12)    December was and will remain my second favorite month because of all the happiness it brings in the form of spirit of giving. Mum came over for Christmas, the sister created a board game (yes, created from scratch) and the brother fixed my laptop making me realize just how much he has grown up. New Year’s Eve was spent with lovely people. Videos and pictures, the number of which is not even in two digits, were taken to remind us through the year how lucky we are to have some people in our lives. A great end to a decent year.

2014 has been more than kind to me.


I have a few resolutions, though I‘m scared of labelling them that for fear of non-compliance. I’d rather call them lifestyle changes. Looking forward to a few important things that seem very likely to happen this year: my second tattoo, a career shift, settling down, some people to be cherished, some to be cut out, some habits to be nurtured, some to be nipped in the bud. 2015 is definitely going to be… interesting. A test of my willpower, of sorts.

I’m sure this blog is going to witness any and all of these events, so I’m not going to elaborate (I can hear you heaving that sigh of relief, you know? I’m right here :P)

I wish each and every one of you people a very, very happy new year which gives you everything you deserve and then some. A year that spaces out the crests and the troughs to ensure that you remain grounded. A year that will have highlights so stark that it will remain etched in your memory forever.

Happy 2015, y’all!!